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Vintage Cannondale sizing? 1988 ST700

Old 07-09-20, 03:51 PM
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Vintage Cannondale sizing? 1988 ST700

Hello everyone,

I'm looking for a new bike and just came across a Cannondale 1988 ST700, size 21"/53cm for ~$375. It looks like it's in good shape but I've never ridden any Cannondale before. I've had a few road bikes over the past 10 years but admittedly relied on a (now ex) partner for repairs, appraisals, etc. Now I want to learn to do it on my own but I have a long way to go.

I'm 5'3 1/2. Would this potentially fit me? Thanks!
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depends on your legs and standover. whats your inseam or standover. Are you able to to go look at it or is it a ship item? Are you going to use it for touring or just riding? Usually we would size a touring frame a little larger than normal for the extra heel clearance and pack space. That frame should give about 30.5” standover with 27” wheels, you might have less with 700c wheels. if your standover is less than that the frame would be bigger than recommended.
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That bike will be too big for you. I just sold a 19"/48.3 T700 that was too big for someone 5'1" who tried it. It was a good fit for someone 5'5"
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